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The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

Water and Conflict in Syria

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The drastic decrease in water availability, water mismanagement, agricultural failures, and related economic deterioration contributed to Syria's population dislocations and the migration of rural communities to nearby cities.

Do You Respect the Elixir of Life?

Brian Fagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Fagan

In the future, all of us will have to make do with less. We can learn from our forebears, who lived in worlds where water was often scarce, frequently hard to obtain, and treated with great respect.